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NIH evaluation grant

Field staff in Kenya have launched a large-scale evaluation of GiveDirectly’s work, funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by Dr. Johannes Haushofer of the University of Zurich in collaboration with GiveDirectly’s board.

The evaluation will use the gold-standard randomized controlled trial methodology to provide rigorous evidence on the impacts of cash transfer. The research team will measure effects on traditional measures of well-being (e.g. income, consumption) as well as cortisol, a biomarker for stress. More information on the evaluation is available on our evidence page.